Yes, its the same. Wikipedia says “The literal translation of Aji no Moto is “Essence of Taste,” used as a trademark for the company’s original monosodium glutamate (MSG) product. Thanks to the company's eminent status, its brand has found its way even to notable Asian language dictionaries as a half-synonym for MSG.

Leave a Reply

I love to hear from you! I read each and every comment, and will get back as soon as I am able to.